Argall, Goodman announce state grants for six Schuylkill County community projects

POTTSVILLE – Six community improvement projects in Schuylkill County will receive state grants, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Rep. Neal P. Goodman (D-Schuylkill).

The grants, totaling more than $350,000, were recently announced as part of the Community Conservation Partnerships Program administered by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

“I want to congratulate each of these communities for their successful applications,” Argall said. “These grants are highly competitive and required considerable effort on the part of the local elected officials and many local volunteers.”
“This is great news for residents from across Schuylkill County,” Goodman said. “Whether it is new playground equipment, construction of a trail and fishing pier or development of a park, these grants will improve recreation opportunities and, ultimately, improve the quality of life in local communities.”

Cass Township will receive a $40,000 grant to rehabilitate and further develop Condor Commons Park. The project will include construction of stormwater management measures, installation of fencing and play equipment with required safety surfacing, ADA access, and landscaping, sign and other related site improvements.

Foster Township was awarded a $17,500 grant for the preparation of a master site development plan for a 45–acre community park.

Mahanoy City Borough will receive $150,000 for the development of Kaiers Playground, including construction of a new pavilion, installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

A $65,000 grant was awarded to New Philadelphia Borough to finance the development of the New Philadelphia Walking Trail. Work will include construction of approximately 0.5 miles of trail from the New Philadelphia Boro Recreation Area to Riverside Drive, rain garden, and fishing pier; ADA access, landscaping, project sign, signage and other related site improvements.

Reilly Township will receive a $40,000 grant to be used for the further development of Branchdale Park. The project will include construction of pavilion and stormwater management measures, installation of fencing, ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

Saint Clair Borough was awarded a $40,000 grant for the rehabilitation and further development of Third Street Playground, including installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, ADA access, landscaping and other related site improvements.
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